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Lot 36971535

Sculpture - Mother of pearl - Late 17th century

A rare Holy Land mother-of-pearl carving depicting the Flight to Egypt. Mary is holding baby Jezus while seated on a donkey, which is lead by Joseph. An angel is pointing them in the right direction. This carving is much earlier than those usually encountered and dates - judging from its archaic style - to the 17th or early 18th century... more

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